Wayne Rooney Helps Manchester United To Win Over Burnley

England Captain Wayne Rooney netted his first goal since January as Manchester United kept up the chase for the top four in the English Premier League with win at Burnley.

Manchester United skipper second league start of the year was one of eight changes made by United boss Jose Mourinho after Thursday's UEFA Europa League victory over Anderlecht.

The former Everton striker started the impressive counter-attack which led to winger Anthony Martial's opener, and squeezed the ball home from a tight angle to double Red Devil’s lead before half-time.

Striker Andre Gray had Burnley's best chance of the first half when his shot was blocked by centre-back Eric Bailly, but Sean Dyche's side failed to register a shot on target.

It means Manchester United remain fifth in the league but are only a point off rivals Pep Gaurdiola side Manchester City, whom they face on Thursday at Etihad Stadium.

Burnley have now won only once in 11 games and are five points off the relegation zone in 15th.

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